HP 3PAR StoreServ and VMware vSphere 5 Best Practice

HP has changed there best practice for using there 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems when using Round Robin multi-pathing policy.  The old recommandation was to use IOPS=100, and this has changed to IOPS=1. so for setting this you should use the following. 3PAR runninng Persona 6: esxcli storage nmp satp rule add -s "VMW_SATP_DEFAULT_AA" -P "VMW_PSP_RR" -O iops=1 –c […]

Bye bye SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware

SLES for VMware has gone EoA on July 25, 2014, so there is currently no Linux distribution, that's bundled with your vSphere License. according to information from VMware they are not switching to a new Linux partner.  If you want to know what this means, the information can be found on this site: http://www.vmware.com/products/sles-for-vmware Does this mean that […]

vCenter Operations Manager error: “number of resources exceeds supported limit”

I have had this issue at a customer, where vCops after running for some time, came with this administrative alert.: "number of resources exceeds supported limit" After some searching on the internet i found 2 articles that had something about this: https://www.comdivision.com/kb/vcenter-operations-manager-error-number-of-resources-exceeds-supported-limit.html http://www.virtualiseme.net.au/index.php/vcops-max-number-of-supported-resources/ They both pointed to a advanced setting that should be set, but nothing about […]

Intel E5-2600 V2 CPUs and Virtualization

There is a bug in the Intel E5-2600 V2 CPUs when running a virtualized environemt ontop of servers runnings this type of CPUs, that can resolve in Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) og Kernel Panic in Linux Virtual Machines, this not apply to VMware vSphere but also to Hyper-V and other hypervisor. There may also be other Intel E5-xx00 V2 […]

New patches from VMware (last week)

VMware Released some new patches for there VMware products. VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1b: Release Notes Resolved Issues The resolved issues are grouped as follows: Security Update to OpenSSL library addresses security issues OpenSSL libraries have been updated to versions openssl-0.9.8za, openssl-1.0.0m, and openssl-1.0.1h to address CVE-2014-0224. Server Configuration Host profile answer file might not be applied when you reboot […]

ESXi 5.5 Update 1 and NFS APD fix

VMware has released a fix for the problem with disconneted NFS Datastores in ESXi 5.5 Update 1, with Express Patch 04. See more in the VMware KB about the problem: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2076392 And the Express patch discription can be found here: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=2077360 I have not testet this patch, so use this information as is. Share This: